Creating a specialist protein resource network: a meeting report for the protein bioinformatics and community resources retreat

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  • Patricia C. Babbitt
  • Pantelis G. Bagos
  • Amos Bairoch
  • Alex Bateman
  • Arnaud Chatonnet
  • Mark Jinan Chen
  • David J. Craik
  • Robert D. Finn
  • Daniel H. Haft
  • Bernard Henrissat
  • Gemma L. Holliday
  • Vignir Isberg
  • Quentin Kaas
  • David Landsman
  • Nicolas Lenfant
  • Gerard Manning
  • Nozomi Nagano
  • Narayanaswamy Srinivasan
  • Claire O’Donovan
  • Kim D. Pruitt
  • Ramanathan Sowdhamini
  • Neil D. Rawlings
  • Milton H. Saier
  • Joanna L. Sharman
  • Michael Spedding
  • Ake Vastermark
  • Gerrit Vriend
During 11–12 August 2014, a Protein Bioinformatics and Community Resources Retreat was held at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. This meeting brought together the principal investigators of several specialized protein resources (such as CAZy, TCDB and MEROPS) as well as those from protein databases from the large Bioinformatics centres (including UniProt and RefSeq). The retreat was divided into five sessions: (1) key challenges, (2) the databases represented, (3) best practices for maintenance and curation, (4) information flow to and from large data centers and (5) communication and funding. An important outcome of this meeting was the creation of a Specialist Protein Resource Network that we believe will improve coordination of the activities of its member resources. We invite further protein database resources to join the network and continue the dialogue.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDatabase: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2015

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